Understanding owner-operator expenses and costs

Understanding owner-operator expenses and costs

The average independent owner-operator works at a 5% profit margin—not including salary. What does that mean? And how can you estimate yours?

Preventative Trucking Maintenance Strategies to Avoid Major Repair Costs

Preventative Trucking Maintenance Strategies to Avoid Major Repair Costs

How to stop neglecting preventative maintenance in your truck and save a ton of money in repair costs.

Tracking miles for IFTA

Tracking miles for IFTA

The best IFTA tracking methods including recommended IFTA mileage trackers like the best apps, software, and GPS trackers.

Should You Get Your Trucking Authority? Weighing the Pros and Cons

Should You Get Your Trucking Authority? Weighing the Pros and Cons

If you’ve been leased onto a company or working as a company driver for a while, you’ve probably considered stepping out and getting your own authority. Before you take the leap, you should weigh the upsides and the downsides.

“How long do I have to keep these?”: FMCSA record retention for owner-operators and small fleet owners

“How long do I have to keep these?”: FMCSA record retention for owner-operators and small fleet owners

FMCSA record retention best practices or how long you need keep driver vehicle inspection reports, testing and more.

Best Truck-Buying Tips for Owner-Operators

Best Truck-Buying Tips for Owner-Operators

A breakdown of the most important factors to consider when buying a new truck, including the best truck for owner operators

Calculating your cost per mile

Calculating your cost per mile

To calculate your cost per mile, simply divide your total expenses by your total miles. Want examples? Click to see what this looks like.

Owner Operator Quarterly Tax Tips

Owner Operator Quarterly Tax Tips

Quarterly tax advice for owner-operators and trucking companies, including the most common mistakes to avoid like losing track of income.

What’s the difference between HVUT, Form 2290, and IFTA?

What’s the difference between HVUT, Form 2290, and IFTA?

In this article we explain the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT), the Form 2290 tax form, and IFTA tax, and what you need to know about each.

Owner Operator Costs – Fixed vs Variable Expenses

Owner Operator Costs – Fixed vs Variable Expenses

What you need to know about owner operator costs including driver pay, fixed costs vs. variable costs, and more.

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How do I calculate IFTA?

How to calculate IFTA including calculators for fuel taxes, miles, quarterly reports, and more.

Owner Operator Trucking Calculator / Income Estimation Tool

Owner Operator Trucking Calculator / Income Estimation Tool

The best trucking calculator tool including calculators for revenue per mile, monthly and annual mileage, and fixed and variable costs.